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Utrecht’s Le Guess Who? Isn’t Like Any Festival You’ll See In The USA

These days, whenever all the big-name American festivals start to announce their lineups for the year, there's inevitably a certain, noticeable same-ness. It's a consequence…
Ryan Leas | November 14, 2017 - 4:34 pm

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The World Is A Beautiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid To Die Offer Relief From An Ugly World At Brooklyn’s Market Hotel

When asked where to find hope in bleak landscapes during a recent interview with Stereogum, David Bello advocated an ethos of community, an ideology shared…
Julia Gray | November 13, 2017 - 11:56 am

Interview

Liima’s New Album Is Called 1982, But It Looks To The Future

When the Danish trio behind Efterklang -- Casper Clausen, Rasmus Stolberg, and Mads Brauer -- embarked on a new collaboration with their touring drummer, Finnish…
Ryan Leas | October 31, 2017 - 10:12 am

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Before Halloween Is Even Over, ‘Tis The Season For Christmas Albums

Sorry to spook you, but: You'd better put on an ugly sweater over your Halloween costume because it's Christmas time again! It must be, or…
Chris DeVille | October 31, 2017 - 9:41 am

Interview

Gothic Avant-Gardist Diamanda Galás Reigns Eternal

The interior of the church was painted solid white; against this backdrop, a spidery figure sat at her nine-foot Steinway, casting enormous, foreboding shadows across…
Lindsey Rhoades | October 27, 2017 - 11:59 am

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“Torn” Between Worlds: One Hit, Many Artists

If you're a pop historian and/or a Natalie Imbruglia superfan, you might have noticed that this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of…
Nate Patrin | October 27, 2017 - 11:35 am

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Fall Out Boy Are Still Confounding Haters By Refusing To Be Pigeonholed

"It would honestly be bullshit for us to put out something that we didn't think was our very, very fucking best work," Fall Out Boy's…
Annie Zaleski | October 27, 2017 - 11:03 am

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Insane Clown Posse Bring The Faygo Armageddon To Brooklyn

No one that I talked to had heard of Insane Clown Posse ever playing Brooklyn before, but in many ways this was a homecoming for…
Dan Weiss | October 24, 2017 - 1:32 pm

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Remembering Celtic Frost’s Martin Ain

Martin Eric Stricker was 16 when he and his friend Tom Gabriel Fischer formed Hellhammer. They were teenagers in Nürensdorf, a town outside Zurich, Switzerland…
Phil Freeman | October 24, 2017 - 10:17 am

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Still Pretty At 60: Seeing The Psychedelic Furs In 2017

There are old bands that are walking legends, names that only briefly or never dwindled and could fill arenas worldwide whenever they decided to. There…
Ryan Leas | October 23, 2017 - 5:03 pm

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Phoenix’s Live Show Proves They’ll Have The Best Greatest Hits Album Of Their Generation

A friend first introduced me to Phoenix as a hybrid of Daft Punk and the Strokes, and at the time in 2006 -- when both…
Pranav Trewn | October 17, 2017 - 11:48 am

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Bruce Springsteen Brings 15 Songs, A Lifetime Of Stories To Broadway

Springsteen On Broadway is absolutely, 100%, a Broadway show. The stage is set to look like a bare-bones rehearsal space with a brick wall and…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 12, 2017 - 8:13 pm

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Then It All Falls Apart: Tunnel Of Love At 30

By the middle of the 1980s, Bruce Springsteen was on top of the world. In 1984, he released Born In The U.S.A., the album that…
Ryan Leas | October 9, 2017 - 1:52 pm

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Gonna Take On The World Someday: “We Will Rock You” At 40

On October 7, 1977 -- 40 years ago tomorrow -- Queen ensured the music world, and the sports world, a good four decades' worth of…
Nate Patrin | October 6, 2017 - 1:30 pm

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A Heart So Big: 20 Great Tom Petty Moments

Tom Petty's career began in earnest in November 1976; that's when he and his Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album. That means the man spent…
Tom Breihan | October 3, 2017 - 2:05 pm
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